AssessmentsMeconium aspiration syndrome
Meconium aspiration syndrome
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A girl is born, at term, to a G2P1 30-year-old woman. Apgar scores were 6 and 8 at 1 and 5 minutes, respectively. The pregnancy and delivery were uncomplicated, but the amniotic fluid appeared brown. Now, at 10 minutes of life, she develops tachypnea and her chest is barrel-shaped. Chest X-ray reveals diffuse, patchy infiltrates and flattened diaphragms. In addition to supplemental oxygen, which of the following is the appropriate management course?